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Statutory authority for the regulation of cemeteries can be found in Act 251 of the Public Acts of 1968, as amended.

Cemetery Regulation

The Cemetery Commissioner within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs registers and regulates cemeteries owned and operated in Michigan. Statutory authority for the regulation of cemeteries is in the Cemetery Regulation Act ("Act"), 1968 PA 251, MCL 456.521 et seq. The Act requires the Cemetery Commissioner to audit cemetery trust funds, approve cemetery ownership changes, investigate applications for new cemeteries, and investigate complaints from the public regarding cemeteries. Cemeteries owned and operated by a municipality, church or religious institutions are exempt from the Act. If you have questions contact the Cemetery Commissioner at 517-241-8070 or email

.Cemetery Commissioner: Linda Clegg

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